7 The Complementary Nature of Coordination Dynamics: Toward a Science of the In-Between

  • J.A. Scott Kelso
Section III Differing Views of Uncertainty and Surprise
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


My take-off point in this brief essay is the following comment from the introductory material that all the participants received for the conference on “Uncertainty and Surprise.” It reads:

Instead of viewing social systems as machines whose Newtonian-like dynamics are to be uncovered and then controlled, we now see social systems as selforganizing systems whose properties emerge from interactions between agents. (italics mine)


Bimanual Coordination Complementary Pair Complementary Nature Copenhagen Interpretation Coordination Dynamic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.A. Scott Kelso
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  1. 1.Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton 

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